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    Temperate orchids

    Does anyone here grow temperate orchids such as Cypripedium, Platanthera, Calypso etc... ? Here's what I currently grow:


    Aplectrum hymale - Adam & Eve Puttyroot

    Bletilla striata: Chinese Ground Orchid
    "Big Bob"
    Alba

    Calopogon tuberosus - Grass Pink Orchid:
    Pink
    Alba - White Form

    Coralohiza maculata - Spotted Coral Root

    Cypripedium:
    aucale - Pink Ladyslipper
    fasciolatum - Striped Ladyslipper
    parviflorum parviflorum - Small Yellow Ladyslipper
    kentuckiense - Kentucky Ladyslipper
    reginae - Showy Ladyslipper
    calceolis - European Yellow Ladyslipper

    Dactylorhiza:
    fuchsii - Common Spotted Orchid
    praetermissa - Purple Marsh Orchid


    Galearis spectabilis - Showy Orchis

    Goodyera pubescens - Downy Rattlesnake Orchid

    Habenaria radiata - Egret Orchid

    Platanthera:
    blephariglottis -White Fringed Orchid
    cristata - Orange Crested Orchid
    hookeri - Green Bog Orchid
    ciliaris - Orange Fringed Orchid
    psycodes - Small Purple Fringed Orchid

    Pogonia ophioglossoides - Rose Pogonia

    Spiranthes:
    cernua cernua - Nodding Ladies Tress Orchid
    cernua odorata - Fragrant Ladies Tress Orchid

    Tipularia discolor - Cranefly Orchid

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    How are you growing your pink lady slipper? I tried my hand at one, but failed miserably. From my understanding, the roots can not take much disturbance.

    Also, I was thinking of ordering some Pogonia ophioglossoides from Meadowview. How are you growing yours? How large do they grow?
    Thanks!
    Joshua from PA
    Looking for plants with Pennsylvania location data
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    I only have pink lady slippers but there doing great!
    Good Growing!
    -Mike Fallen

    My Growlist/wishlist: http://highlandtropicals.blogspot.co...-growlist.html

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    For the C.aucale, I put a pond liner in the ground (undrained patio containers work well too). I put a 3 inch layer of fine pine bark chunks in the bottom. On top of that, I added a mix of peat, long frond sphagnum, pine needles, perlite and more of the bark chunks (in roughly equal parts) then, put a layer of more pine needles on top. Ladyslippers don't like having their roots disturbed however, they can easily be transported, moved, or re-potted during dormancy either before or after active growth. It's also very important to keep them in the shade and that they get frost in winter, let 'em freeze solid.
    The rose pogonias are much easier. I just grow them outside in the bog garden alongside my c.p.'s. Pure peat with a 3 or 4 inch layer of live sphagnum on top. They multiply like crazy if they like the conditions they're in.

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    That's about what I do fo C. Aucale but I have mine directly in the ground. I started out with one large plant which grew multiple off shoots now I have about fifteen plants if I remember correctly.
    Good Growing!
    -Mike Fallen

    My Growlist/wishlist: http://highlandtropicals.blogspot.co...-growlist.html

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    Yeah, if you have acidic soil with a lot of pine trees around they do great in the ground and will spread rapidly. I love stumbling across huge groves of them in the woods. It's amazing.

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    I have a Calopogon tuberosus - Grass Pink Orchid:
    in pink in my barrell bog. would love some lady's slippers one day
    It's a tough life being a Sarracenia farmer
    My Grow List http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=123776

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    Yeah the huge groves are amazing I know of one grove where there are about ten white ones!
    Good Growing!
    -Mike Fallen

    My Growlist/wishlist: http://highlandtropicals.blogspot.co...-growlist.html

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